I was really wanting to confine this thread to scans as a means of diagnosis though because many of us and I include myself in this, are unaware of the increasing number of scans on trial/becoming available. A person in the US was told there that the best scan in his circumstances of rising PSA despite having had several major treatments, was one by 'Blue Earth'. It was developed in the UK where it is on trial at some major UK Hospitals and in the US, where it has now been approved by the FDA. It is called Axumin (fluciclovine F18) and a link to preliminary results it is given here. http://www.blueearthdiagnostics.com/blue-earth-diagnostics-initial-results-falcon-trial-show-61-patients-suspected-recurrent-prostate-cancer-treatment-plan-changed-following-fluciclovine-18f-petct-scan/
For further interest http://paact.help/new-pet-scan-approved-for-prostate-cancer-for-psa-recurrence-after-treatment/
So Axumin is another possibility.
I have to confess a particular interest in these more advanced scans as I need to decide which scan to plump for to hopefully learn if my PCa can be dealt with other than by systemic HT.
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